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Madison Food Explorers

2406 Upham St, Madison, WI 53704-4969
+1 608-630-5549
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A Delightful Afternoon!

This tour was actually gifted to us. I had never heard of Madison Food Tours before this tour. This... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
Red28sd
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Oshkosh
Worthwhile

Excellent tour centering around downtown Madison's isthmus. Erica was extremely knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
jlandsman71
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Learn about Madison's history and culture on a unique and informative walking food tour with authentic Madisonians. Our Lake to Lake Tour features top Madison attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace and the State Capitol building, accompanied with food samples that are uniquely Wisconsin - artisan cheeses, brats, locally-brewed beer, and ice cream. You'll leave with a better understanding of Madison's farm-to-table culture. Tours start at 12:30 pm, rain or shine. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Happy Hour Tours with a Scandinavian twist also available on select Thursday evenings. Please see our calendar. Private tours by foot or bus may be arranged.
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2406 Upham St, Madison, WI 53704-4969
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This tour was actually gifted to us. I had never heard of Madison Food Tours before this tour. This is probably not something I would have thought of or bought tickets to, but I am so glad we went. We had an absolute blast! The...More

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank for coming! It was a beautiful day for the few of us not at the Badger game!

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Excellent tour centering around downtown Madison's isthmus. Erica was extremely knowledgeable and, even though I have lived in Madison for decades, I learned new info and tasted some new treats. Definitely worthwhile.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time! Great tour of the city highlights and multiple stops to sample food and drink. Erica knows a lot about the city and seemed to know a lot of people. Lots of good tips on what to do and where to...More

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thanks for coming! I had fun too!

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a little structure on one of our days in Madison and the Lake to Lake Food Tour fit the bill perfectly! Erica was fun and so knowledgable about the food, history, and architecture of Madison it's like we...More

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks, Jamie - I had fun too! What a beautiful day in Madison, and a truly interesting group. Everyone brought something to the table, so to speak.

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

What a fun afternoon learning about my adopted hometown! The Lake to Lake tour is a great mix of history, architecture and tasty treats from unique shops and restaurants. I finally made it to the beautiful Monona Terrace Rooftop and had a brat on State...More

Thank Sherri S
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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thanks, Sherri! So glad we could get those things checked off your list!

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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

A great way to get introduced to downtown Madison! Good things to eat and good tips on restaurants to visit later.

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you for coming - even in the rain!

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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Wow what a phenomenal day. Food and Fun. Thank you so much Erica for an entertaining look into the bucket list of things to do and eat while in Madison. Being new or even those from the area , we all benefited from your information...More

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for coming along, Michelle, and welcome to Madison! So glad your friend thought to give you a gift certificate for a tour. Why don't you bring her on a Utflukt Happy Hour tour as a thank you? :)

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

Started our tour at The Monona Terrace Convention Center on Lake Monona and ended up at the UW Terrace on Lake Mendota. We started with a brief discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture, the Monona Terrace was designed by Frank Llyod Wright. Moved on to...More

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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Glad you spent the afternoon with us! - Thanks from Madison Food Explorers.

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

Love, love, loved this tour! First of all, the food stops were not only delicious, but we experienced a wide variety of foods. The breakfast empanadas were me fav! Jackie was a great resource on the history of Madison and was a terrific guide on...More

Thank katherine2684
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Sconnies, Owner at Madison Food Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thanks for coming, Katherine! And nice use of the word "whilst" - bonus points.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We spent our anniversary weekend in Madison and tried the downtown tour based on reviews and what fit into our schedule. We are so glad we did! Erica is the owner and was our tour guide. Her husband was also along and they are both...More

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Hello, Many of our stops are gluten free. If we know in advance, we can talk to our restaurants stops to see what kinds of gluten free options might be available. Please feel free to contact us directly to talk about... More
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